When Monash University engages in a research partnership with an external organisation, or when an external organisation commissions or utilises our research, legal agreements are generally put in place.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are contracts that allow the sharing of research materials between two organisations. The recipient can then use these materials for research purposes.

Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs) or Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are contracts between two or more parties. They allow for the confidential disclosure of information between those parties for a specific purpose.

Research contracts cover collaborative research projects between two organisations. They cover the details of the research to be undertaken, together with contributions of the two parties, use of the results, including publication, ownership and intellectual property.

Licensing agreements are contracts specifying the terms and conditions on which one party may use the intellectual property of another party.